CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland woman has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of killing her fiancé by putting antifreeze in his iced tea.
A Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County judge said Wednesday that 35-year-old Holly McFeeture will spend at least 30 years in prison before she’s eligible for parole.
Prosecutors say she poisoned her husband’s iced tea over several weeks in 2006. They say she wanted to end her relationship with 31-year-old Matthew Podolak, who was the father of their two children.
McFeeture wasn’t charged until several years later when police received a tip that the man’s death wasn’t an accident.
Her attorney, Bret Jordan, had sought a sentencing delay and argued for a new trial. Jordan did not immediately return a request for comment.